And just like that, I am no longer a stranger in my own heart.. About two years ago, I wrote a blog about the being lost at 23. I just turned 25 and I just don’t feel this lost anymore. Let me clarify. I just got back from Europe, and I have all the symptoms [...]
6 months ago I made the decision to trial a life of not eating animals or animal-related products for a few weeks. No more meat, cheese, milk, honey and so on. After a few weeks, I realised the likelihood of reverting back was slim. And so it proved, the trial turned into a permanent change. So, how am I doing 6 months on?
The short answer: Absolutely fantastic
Have there been hiccups along the way? Of course. But with anything worth doing in life, there exists the occasional roadblock to test your mental fortitude as if to ask, ‘do you reallymean what you’re saying and doing?’
As the weeks rolled by, I learnt that one by one, I was crossing more food off the list of what I could eat. Sometimes it was hugely disappointing, especially if I had my heart set on something for breakfast. Other times, it wasn’t so bad.
- Jelly lollies? Nope, they’re…
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Yes.. it’s partly because I LOVE food, but more importantly because back home in Egypt, where I was born and raised, we didn’t have a holiday celebrating that ”It is in giving that we receive”. I remember on my first Thanksgiving, when my 7th grade teacher told me that Thanksgiving became a federal holiday in [...]
How many times did you miss out on something great because you were too afraid to try it? Honestly, you’ll never know, and that’s what brings me here today. On many different occasions, I have missed out on friendships, business connections and life changing events because I was too afraid to step out of my [...]
Commuting is unquestionably the most arduous part of my day. Traffic-filled roads and people-filled trains, and that’s because I cannot justify living in the city for 2k a month for a bedroom that’s the size of a walking closet. No thank you! So I keep telling myself, there is nothing I can do about it [...]
My father -a former lieutenant in the Egyptian army, a former journalist at the Al Ahram Egyptian newspaper, an investor and an entrepreneur- gave me the best advice. He caught me off guard the other day and wanted to bond over my favorite beverage; COFFEE. We started talking about what I have been doing [...]
It’s leap year and you know what that means!!! In case you don’t, in Ireland, there is a tradition, which supposedly holds that men cannot refuse a woman's proposal for marriage during leap year. #Getonitladies #onewaytickettoIrelandplease W A I T Ladies and Gentlemen, before you go proposing or accepting proposals, I was wondering, do you [...]
Sippin’ on my cup of Joe, I felt bitter that no one told me 23 was going to be this bumpy. The heart and the brain are diverging and disharmonizing, and you’re so paralyzed by the myriad of voices in your head that you cannot even make a simple choice about what you want to [...]